Tetra EasyStrips 6 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips Kit

Tetra EasyStrips 6 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips Kit aquarium water test kits
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Tetra Aquarium Test Strips work quickly to provide accurate results and help you to treat your aquarium effectively. Just dip and read.
  • Results for chlorine, nitrate, nitrite, general hardness (GH), alkalinity (KH) and pH
  • Reactions stop at 60 seconds
  • For easier testing, try our free Water Care App available on iTunes and Google Play
Tetra EasyStrips 6 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips Kit is rated 2.909090909090909 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from poor accuracy, and no ammonia test??? ive used these and the colour spectrum is poor, (3 simultaneous strip test are different...) and what sort of "all in 1" kit doesnt include ammonia??very expensive for something so poor, avoid!!
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's ALL in the chart For those who are far-sighted and didn't/can't read the print at the back and below the bottle just pull it back or cut it with a blade and it folds out or you can find this chart also on pdf file to download at:www.tetra-fish.com/~/.../Tetra/.../Test%20Kits/2013TestStripColors.ashxNow in my area I have a problem with hard water and too high ph (alkalinity) which this combo makes it perfect for me to check/monitor, in addition to when I add water I need to know the chlorine in that too. Glad there is a combo product like this and the price is not bad too. With knowledge comes responsibility: Only thing now I need to buy other chemicals to keep adjusting the water to a safe level.
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Color Chart on label To counter the six reviewers that found it easier go the manufacturer's website to write a 1 star review and drive to the store to return the product than to read the instructions - the label is clearly protruding, indicating it is a pull back label (like many over the counter medicine instructions), and clearly states "Pull here to open label for more information and Color Charts". I am genuinely concerned for the future of humanity. The tests and charts have worked great with no issue.
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we needed! After several trips to Petsmart to test the aquarium water, we thought it might be easier to buy the strips and do it ourselves. Wow! Now we have more time to watch our fish and we know that they're in healthy water. We love it.
Date published: 2015-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No testing chart It might be true it's a good product, but I never got to find out because neither the plastic container nor the packaing had a colored chart as a guide to what the PH levels were. Totally useless,
Date published: 2014-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No test chart! These test strips could be great if they came with a chart...I imagine, some do and some dont perhaps as the company fills needs for chart they open the packaging and pull the chart out, and then sell the opened test strips to their own advantage...because I had no wrap around my bottle of strips. Useless!
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BRILLIANT product I am very very happy with this, I usually stressed over levels and had used other kits but nothing as simple as this. the color chart does come in the container you just have to peel the label back, and if in any case it doesn't for some odd reason, tetra representatives will e-mal you one. I have my tank finally in check and very very happy fish.
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from no comparison chart!! No comparison chartJune 13, 2013Size of tank: Less than 38 gallonsType of tank: TropicalHow long have you owned an aquarium?: Less than 6 monthsI also bought the test strips and once I got home discovered that there was no comparison chart on the bottle like it says on the directions. These are completely useless and I will be taking them back. Do not buy them
Date published: 2013-08-29
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What color are the test strips supposed to be before you put them in water?

Asked by: Scheis09
Good morning, The nitrate will be a little on the pinkish side. The nitrite will be white and the hardness will have a green coloration to it. The total chlorine will be white as well and then the total alkalinity will have a yellowish coloration and the final one pH will have a orange hue to it. This is perfectly normal and will change color to read to your parameters in your tank.MINI
Answered by: Mini
Date published: 2016-07-29

Hello, My local pet store uses these litmus test strips to test water for customers for free, and I was wondering if you could tell me if the reading for Hardness (GH) is measured in mg/L? I know on the chart it says ppm, but is that the same thing?

Asked by: BrigitteR
It's not as simple as that, but to keep it simple, 1 ppm = 1 mg/L.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-05-13

alkalinity strip turned Blue but Blue is not a color on the chart?

I have seen this question asked multiply times by people but have yet to see a answer. The alkalinity strip is reading Blue in color, but the color Blue is not on the seawater color chart, so what is the reading for Blue?
Asked by: Rebel792
Good morning,Thank you for your inquiry. However, we will need to email you directly to find out more information in regards to the matter at hand.MINI
Answered by: Mini
Date published: 2016-03-30

on the six in one test strips the alkalinity turns blue what does this mean?

Asked by: Allan
It indicates how stable the water is in terms of its pH, since water that is at least moderately alkaline does not typically experience sudden changes in pH unless the alkalinity drops. The higher the alkalinity, the more stable pH range you have and the harder it will be to change the pH if needed.MINI
Answered by: Mini
Date published: 2015-09-01

Reading nitrite level

My nitrite color comes out a light olive/tan color, this is not an option on the color chart.
Asked by: Mhensley121
Sometimes the reagents may run together. So instead of dipping the stick, lay it on a flat surface, take an eye dropper or syringe and place one drop of water on each pad. This should give you more accurate results.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2015-06-29

i don'thave the box that tells me what the results for nitrate and five othet things i think like ph and o colors read from top to bottom orange blue.

I have a tropical 10 gal tank about a week just had my msle dir quick and had aswollen lip:(
Asked by: Anonymous
The instructions and color charts are on the product page for the test kit, just scroll down and click on their links.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2015-04-20

Shelf life

What is the shelf life for these strips?
Asked by: annanv24
3 years.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2015-04-07

what salt level is to high for the hardness to read accurately?

I am using this for my water softener and my fish tank. I am wondering if I oversoftened that my hardness reads inaccurately. I can not use the hardness on a salt water aquarium, so I assume some level of salt is to much.
Asked by: Bob50
I'm not sure I understand the question. The kit can read your hardness anywhere from 0 to 300. You cannot get a reading for less than 0. More than 300 is still just very hard. Total hardness is not a reading that impacts marine water and is not tested. As to what level of salt is too much depends on what type of tank you are keeping and the reason for using salt.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2015-03-03
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Just in case your instructions and color chart got wet, we're happy to provide links to these links for your use.  

EasyStrips Testing Chart

EasyStrips Test Strips Instructions

Dosing Guide

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